Bob Bainborough

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Bob Bainborough
Born 1951 (age 65–66)
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1984–present

Bob Bainborough (born 1951) is a Canadian actor and comedian. He is known for playing the role of Dalton Humphrey in the Canadian comedy series The Red Green Show, and appearances on History Bites. Bainborough was nominated for a Gemini Award in both series.

Early life[edit]

Bainborough had originally registered to begin pre-med, but switched majors and earned a degree in the Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He began working in regional theatre,[1] until he co-wrote and performed in Paper Wheat with the 25th Street House Players in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1973.[2] Paper Wheat was a play about the effect of free trade on farmers. Shortly after Paper Wheat, Bainborough began working with The Second City in Edmonton, later moving to Toronto.[1] He remained a member of the Second City Company from 1984 to 1990.[3] In 1987, he won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Revue or Musical,[1] and in 1990, he directed for the Mainstage Wing of the Second City Company.[3] After his run with Second City, Bainborough worked as a creative director, commercial voice over performer and writer for corporate communications. During this time he also worked on other projects, such as a weekly radio appearance on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Dayshift series called The Neighbours, the CBC pilot 110 Lombard St., and the radio show Bob Normal and the Forces of Chaos, which later aired on Toronto’s The Fan 590, which he wrote, produced and performed.[1]

TV career[edit]

Bainborough joined The Red Green Show in 1994, with the first appearance of his character Dalton Humphrey.[4] He was nominated for the Gemini Awards for this role. In 1999 he was nominated for the category “Best Writing: Comedy or Variety Program or Series”, in 2000 for “Best Performance: Comedy Program or Series” and again in 2001 for “Best Writing: Comedy or Variety Program or Series” and “Ensemble Performance: Comedy Program or Series”.[5]

Bainborough joined the cast of History Bites during its first season in 1997.[4] By 2000, he was nominated for a Gemini Award for “Best Performance or Host: Variety Program or Series”.[5]

In 2015, Bainborough appeared as shop owner Maynard Oltorf in two episodes of the FX_(TV_channel) series Fargo.[4]

Film career[edit]

In 2002, Bainborough appeared in Men with Brooms and Duct Tape Forever.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d The Red Green Show,
  2. ^ Manitoba Historical Society,
  3. ^ a b The Second City,
  4. ^ a b c d Bob Bainborough (IMDb),
  5. ^ a b Bob Bainborough, Awards (IMDb),

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